Monticello is the largest city and the county seat of Jasper County, Georgia, United States. The city includes historic buildings such as the Jasper County Courthouse (Monticello, Georgia), Monticello High School (Monticello, Georgia) and the Monticello Historic District (Monticello, Georgia). The population was 2,428 at the 2000 census. It is sixty-one miles south of Atlanta. Monticello is the native home of many notable individuals.
Monticello was founded in 1808 as seat of the newly formed Jasper County. It was incorporated as a town in 1810 and as a city in 1901.
On January 14, 1915, about 100 white men of Monticello formed a lynch mob and lynched a black family of four, including two married women. They took Dan Barber, his son Jesse Barber, and two married daughters Bula and Ella (Barber) Charles from the county jail, where they had been put after being arrested for attacking the chief of police. He had challenged Dan Barber in his house for making liquor illegally. The mob shot and hanged each of the four.
Monticello is located at (33.303247, -83.685766).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.66%) is water
The Jasper County School District holds grades pre-school to grade twelve, that consists of two elementary schools (K-2 & 3-5 respectively), a middle school, and a high school. The district has 132 full-time teachers and over 2,181 students.
Piedmont Academy - K3-12, Co-ed, Member Georgia Independent School Association, Est. 1970